Since I've been doing this blog, I've occasionally shared some of the cards I own that are...how do I say this...
They're not exactly investor-grade material.
(This is where long-time readers roll their eyes and say, "No kidding!")
And here's one of those cards:
Mickey Mantle cards are quite expensive, due to him being a legend among Baby Boomers (especially with the ones that fueled the Hobby Explosion in the 1980s). He may not have been the best player of his era -- I think Willie Mays was better all-around, Hank Aaron hit more home runs, Jackie Robinson was the bigger hero and Sandy Koufax rates high as well -- but he's still the biggest Hobby name even 15 years after his death. Don't get me wrong, he was a great player. And being a Yankee great certainly didn't hurt his stature.
But...when you aren't looking to spend a lot of money, sometimes you have to be content with a card that looks like a road map of his native Oklahoma.
Happy New Year! - I decided that New Year's Day was the perfect time to feature the first card of the 1973 Topps set. That was back in 2011, and today is the first day since...
3 years ago